What is it about?

We describe how supervisors of mental health professionals working in the juvenile justice system can protect supervisees from burnout by strengthening a supervisee’s sense of belonging, significance, self-efficacy, and courage. This Adlerian-informed model of supervision can be used by mental health supervisors in any setting.

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Why is it important?

Mental health professionals in the juvenile justice system are at high risk of burnout, which in turn negatively affects client outcome.


My choices—though coming from a caring heart—were not producing courage or self-efficacy. So I corrected myself and began once again supervising according to the principles outlined in this article. I'm so glad I did, because I was then able to watch someone grow into a wonderful counselor.

Dr. Danny L. McCarty
University of South Alabama

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This page is a summary of: Adlerian-informed supervision: Protecting counselors from burnout and improving client outcomes in the juvenile justice system., Psychological Services, March 2022, American Psychological Association (APA),
DOI: 10.1037/ser0000641.
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